Friday, October 24th, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Admits To Smuggling Marijuana

A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border is set for sentencing. Authorities say investigators conducting aerial surveillance saw then-Agent Aaron Anaya load marijuana bundles that had been dropped over the border fence from Mexico into his patrol vehicle in December, 2012 between Yuma and Wellton.
Anaya pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Anaya's lawyer says his client accepts responsibility for his actions and is seeking the mandatory five-year minimum sentence. Attorneys on both sides agreed to the term, but the ultimate decision is up to a federal judge. Sentencing is set for today, Monday 16th, in Phoenix.

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